VOX: What would you say with 100 words?

VOX by Christina Dalcher is an incredible, eerily realistic depiction of modern American society. I am terrified by the ideas in this book, not least because of the Marie Claire article, published in the week that I was reading it, about stay-at-home daughters and Christian extremism in America. But this is what made it such... Continue Reading →

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The Rules of Seeing: fall in love with a book

The Rules of Seeing by Joe Heap is a beautifully told romantic, mature coming-of-age story with a touch of darkness and thrill. I was helplessly swept away by this novel, finishing it in less than 24 hours, needing to know how Nova and Kate were going to end up and how they would fight through... Continue Reading →

Resin: A disturbing tale…

I feel like Resin by Ane Riel would have been an old wives' tale back in the day. It would have served as a cautionary tale about coveting too many things and never having enough; it would have been told to prevent gluttony and hoarding. Resin is a dark, atmospheric story which sits alongside the... Continue Reading →

Tell The Machine Goodnight: A review

I have recently listened to a few audiobooks, including Tell The Machine Goodnight by Katie Williams, which has been one of my favourites. While the narrators can be a bit irritating at times, especially if you're not used to quite thick American accents, they are bang on with their enunciation and their tone of voice.... Continue Reading →

Blog tour: The Hanging Women by John Mead

Book Spotlight Title: The Hanging Women Author: John Mead Publisher: The Book Guild Publication Date: 25 February, 2018 About the book: A historical crime thriller set in 1886 Chicago; the power house of America, a sink of corruption and vice which is haunted by riots and gangland killings.  A story of weak men and strong... Continue Reading →

Blog Tour: Stripey Enid

Book Spotlight Title: Stripey Enid Author: Natasha Lea Publisher: Beercott Books Publication Date: 12 June, 2018 Blurb: ‘Believe in yourself, for you are unique!’ In this ever-changing world our children are bombarded with ‘image’ driven ideals of what is accepted as normal, or what we should aspire to be. The reality is we are all... Continue Reading →

Blog Tour: We Other by Sue Bentley

Book Spotlight Title:  We Other Author: Sue Bentley Twitter: @suebentleywords About the book: We Other was published by Everything With Words on 28 April, 2017. Sue Bentley visited the Young Adult Literature Conference to promote the book in 2017, signing copies and delivering proof copies. Bentley is an established author of children's books and We Other is... Continue Reading →

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